Morning Ireland News Quiz

Q.1
How many of the 32 teams playing in the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil qualified automatically -- meaning they did not have to play in the qualifying rounds?

brasil

Q.2
Which of the following teams is making its first appearance at the World Cup?

rio

Q.3
The Special Olympics got underway in Limerick on Thursday with athletes hoping to qualify for the World Games, which will be held next year in:

specialolympics

Q.4
Opposition politicians reacted with fury after the Government added two new members to the banking inquiry, thereby securing a majority it risked losing after which of the following senators failed to turn up for a crucial selection meeting?

anglo1

Q.5
The Cooke report, published on Tuesday, found that evidence did not support the proposition that GSOC offices were bugged. Simon O'Brien, chairman of GSOC, previously worked as:

simon o'brien

Q.6
With alarming ease, a whole swathe of Iraq fell this week to which Islamic militant group?

iraq1

Q.7
This week the EU launched an investigation into Apple's tax arrangements with Ireland. Where is Apple headquartered?

apple

Q.8
American billionaire Wilbur Ross made a profit of nearly half a million euro by selling his stake in Bank of Ireland. Ross has a large art collection, including an oil painting he purchased from which musician?

wilburross

Q.9
Comic actor Rik Mayall died this week. Which of these comedies did he not star in?

mayall